• New Zelda Will Be “Easier to Play”

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 18th, 2010 View Comments

    Nintendo is indeed working on a new Zelda title. Okay, no surprise there. But what may surprise you is Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s thoughts on the issues facing the franchise. One of which is Zelda has become too complicated for some gamers.

    Miyamoto has told German site Gaming Media the next game will take a departure from previous titles. “We are trying to make Zelda, which has become very complicated, easier to play” said Miyamoto.

    How he’s planning on doing that is still anyone’s guess.

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  • Video Game Industry Should Accommodate Older Gamers To Keep Making Money

    Posted by Natalie Sit on May 17th, 2010 View Comments

    Don’t think your gaming hands are going to stay supple forever. Your thumbs are eventually going to stiffen up. And your wrists, they won’t be able to hold even the lightest controller. Also, the less we say about eyes the better; let’s just say that all those times you got gamer eye  it didn’t mean good things. You’d better hope the video game industry is going to start making games more accessible to older folks.

    Lucky for you the AbleGamers Foundation and 7-128 Software released a report titled Gaming on a Collision Course. Based on on 2009 demographic data from the ESA, half of gamers are between 18-49 years of age. And 25% of that is over 50. Gamers are getting older. The average age of a gamer in 1995 was 30 but in 2008 it was 35.

    So what were the report conclusions?

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  • Nintendo 3DS Prototype?

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 17th, 2010 View Comments

    Is this the first look at Nintendo’s upcoming 3D handheld gaming console? It could very well be. The image above has passed through the FCC a few weeks back but wasn’t noticed until now.

    Wireless Goodness took a closer look at the circuit board and noticed the screens in the middle. The 16:9 aspect ratio (never seen before in a Nintendo handheld) definitely draws attention! Of course you can also see as clear as day another 4:3 screen directly below it. Another dual screen device?

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  • Video Review: Lost Planet 2

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 15th, 2010 View Comments

    It’s been 3 years since we last stepped foot onto Lost Planet’s E-D-N III. Back then it was a cold and inhabitable place filled with an insect-like alien species known as Akrid. Boy how times have changed. The blowing snow has given way to blowing sand mixed with lush tropical jungle. The new environment has created the perfect habitat for the Akrid. The creatures are bigger than ever, but they’re not your only problem. As demand for resources like thermal energy intensify, faction groups have split off  creating a civil war. E-D-N III has changed. Is it worth going back a second time? Check out our review of Lost Planet 2 below!

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  • Wii Vitality Sensor to be Announced Next Week?

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 14th, 2010 View Comments

    The American Heart Association is set to make a major announcement with Nintendo next week in New York City. There is a lot of speculation as to what it will be, but at the top is the possible announcement of the Wii Vitality Sensor.

    You may remember at E3 last year, Nintendo announced a device which measures your pulse as you game. At the time a series of giggles and gasps went through the crowd. Nintendo wasn’t laughing though, and said it would be hitting the market in 2010.

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  • Three Cute New Pokemon Revealed!

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 12th, 2010 View Comments

    Nintendo is slowly allowing images to leak out for upcoming Pokemon Black and White game. As you can tell by the image above, they sure are cute! Meet (from left to right) Tsutaja, Pokabu and Mijumaru. These are your starter characters in the upcoming adventure.

    The names may change once they get their English translation, but their look probably won’t. And speaking of changed looks, the trainers also seem to be a bit older this time around. Check them out below.

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  • Pay A Further $10 To Play Your Used Game With Others

    Posted by Natalie Sit on May 11th, 2010 View Comments

    Yesterday, we reported that gamers love used games. Unfortunately, that doesn’t sit well with video game companies because none of that money comes to them. However, EA thinks it’s discovered a way to make money from used games.

    Starting with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, those wanting to get some multiplayer action will have to shell out for an Online Pass. If you buy a new game, naturally it comes with a free pass. But those who’ve bought a used copy can buy an Online Pass for $10 or a free 7-day trial.

    Expect to see this pass in NCAA Football 11, NHL 11, Madden NFL 11, NBA 11, FIFA 11, and EA Sports MMA.

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  • God of War Meets Game and Watch!

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 11th, 2010 View Comments

    Now this is pretty awesome. Take a modern game and push it back to an era when graphics and enemy AI really didn’t matter. God of War has been remade into a Game and Watch title where Kratos Mr Game and Watch takes on some familiar foes from the franchise.

    Yes the pics are pretty rad, but the best part is the game is actually playable! And believe it or not, there are even some wicked finishing moves.

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  • Final Fantasy XIV Battles “Pathetically Boring”

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 11th, 2010 View Comments

    Final Fantasy fans are a loyal bunch. Eight years after launching, the online Final Fantasy XI still has more than 2 million active characters on the servers. But new video of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV Online has some fans concerned over their beloved franchise.

    New video from beta gameplay show fights that are, well, for lack of better words boring. In fact some fans are posting comments describing the new footage as “pathetically boring”. It’s not a good sign. The game is slated to be released this year, and if fans are that concerned after seeing the footage, don’t you think Square Enix should be too?

    Check out the video and judge for yourself.

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  • Microsoft Confirms October ‘Natal’ Launch

    Posted by Mike Yawney on May 11th, 2010 View Comments

    We’ve heard rumblings of a fall launch for months, but Microsoft has never really confirmed when ‘Project Natal’ would be hitting store shelves, until now. Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq has let the cat out of the bag during a recent interview with Gamertagradio.

    Tariq was asked during the interview when the console would launch in Saudi Arabia. Tariq simply responded it would be available there the same time as everywhere else…in October.

    “It is going to be somewhere in October and we will be in a position to confirm the date at E3, which is in June, but definitely it is going to be October 2010″ said Tariq.

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